DHAKA - Textile workers in Bangladesh who went on strike for better pay, his massive layoffs. According to unions in the Asian country, which produces most of the clothing in the world after China, at least 3,000 people have been driven out of the lane. The authorities kept the fired 1,600.
Police hold 22 people. They would have called for violence. Union leaders dispute that accusation and claim that the police and employers simply strike would quell. Which lasted two weeks. Tens of thousands of workers from 59 factories stopped work. They demanded a hefty pay rise, from the current 64 euros to 195 euros per month. That goal was not achieved.
Government and textile industry saw the strike primarily as a loss for the clothing exports.